The 16 Best Sites for Free Stock Photos and Videos

Webbiquity

The sites below keep you safe by providing access to vast image libraries, in most cases free, with clear guidance on acceptable uses and any applicable attribution requirements. Registration on the site (free) is required. The site also offers more than 45,000 free images.

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4 tips to successful digital writing

Biznology

I have more than 1700 bylines in my career, spread across dozens of magazines and their companion sites, blog sites, and books. Along the way, I have learned a few secrets of successful writing. A lot of people get into writing because they need a creative outlet.

12 Lessons I’ve Learned from Writing 1,000 Blog Posts

Webbiquity

I’m not sure I craft “perfect” blog posts even after writing 1,000 of them—but I’ve certainly learned a few things. Here are a dozen things I’ve learned and observations I’ve drawn from writing 1,000 blog posts. Writing well is hard work.

The 24 Best Online Writing Tools and Apps

Webbiquity

The upshot of all this is that content marketing success relies on great writing. Here are two dozen tools to assist with everything from improving grammar and avoiding cliches to writing better headlines and more readable text. 11) Slick Write.

Link building basics: site audit

Biznology

This is the second installment in a series of posts I am writing here on Biznology that cover link building basics and fundamentals. The first step during the site audit process involves searching for potential linkable assets. Welcome to another edition of link building basics.

Why It’s Important to Understand the Expectations of Your Site Visitors

Marketing Insider Group

You write really compelling content, create perfect images and hone overall website design to perfection to get more traffic to your site. The post Why It’s Important to Understand the Expectations of Your Site Visitors appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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How to Write SEO-Friendly Content for Inbound Success

Act-On

You’ve been tasked with writing a new page for your company’s website. The key is to never forget that what you’re writing is meant to be read by real people. Sundbom proposes a three-step process for getting started on identifying your keywords: Write a thesis statement. But what if you stay focused, and searchers spend more and more time on your site? Content Marketing SEO content content marketing seo friendly content writing for seo

Why You Should Write Quality Blog Content

Writing on the Web

While that may sound obvious – (“Of course, why would I write something ho-hum boring?”) If you want to get found, get known and get clients online, you need to write and publish quality blog posts that resonate with your readers.

Optimize Your Web Site Search

Biznology

My monthly Biznology® Webinar Tuesday was called “Optimize Your Web Site Search.” ” I talked for 30 minutes about how to help searchers find what they want on your Web site. Did a frustrated searcher just ask again why your site search engine stinks?

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Search success hinges on site speed

Biznology

If you don’t get your server side sorted, you’ll never make it to the pole position even if your site fully deserves to be #1 on Google. So, Google monitors how swiftly your site responds to search pass-offs. First, test your site speed.

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Bloggers: Brush Up on Your Writing Skills

Writing on the Web

Business bloggers: just how good are your writing skills? It’s not often they’ve studied English or creative writing. So how can you brush up on your writing skills in order to maintain a professional blog and website for your company? 3 Tips for Better Blog Writing.

How to build a killer content team

Biznology

A content strategist understands SEO, analytics, content marketing strategies, and sales writing (yes, sales writing is its own skill set). Larger companies require additional writers who can write fast, write well, and make the reader hang on every word.

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The 4 Step Creative Process for Writing Blogs: (& Happy Birthday to WOW Blog)

Writing on the Web

Do you struggle with the creative process of writing blogs ? Over the past 11 years, I’ve written a ton of information about writing great blog posts and newsletters, as well as e-books, white papers and articles to increase your visibility.

Additional On Site SEO Factors to Consider

Biznology

SEO is typically broken up into phases, the first of which is on site optimization which involves making changes to the actual website in order to appeal to the search engine spiders for specific keyword searches and provide target audience members with relevant information.

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Boston Write Now: Content Marketing Insight from Pros

Aberdeen CMO Essentials

At Boston Content’s Write Now event, marketers and copywriters – and the myriad titles existing betwixt the two – met to gain insight into what it’s like to write right now from folks in similar roles across industries. Keeping your writing team consistent.

Back to Basics: How to Write an Effective Business Blog

Act-On

Today we are going to get back to one of the basic elements of digital content marketing: blog writing. What I mean by a “business blog” is any blog that you write for your job; not your personal hobby (though you can apply these tips to those, too). What should I write about? What should I … write about?” To help clients unravel what to write about, I ask a series of questions. What style of writing is appropriate for a blog?

4 Common Blog Writing Stumbling Blocks

Writing on the Web

However, blog writing can be tougher than you might think. It’s important to keep posting fresh new content, in order to get readers coming back (thus increasing your visibility and site traffic). You may find that you just can’t carve out time in your busy schedule to write blog posts.

5 Steps to Quality Business Blog Writing

Writing on the Web

One of the most frequent question small business owners and coaches ask me is “What should I write about on my business blog ?” These five steps will help you master business blog writing with quality content that attracts readers every time.

7 Tips on How to Make a Free WordPress Site Look Credible

Marketing Insider Group

If you can write well and you have great ideas for new posts, then you can start making money out of your talent. The post 7 Tips on How to Make a Free WordPress Site Look Credible appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. There is tons of potential in a freelance blogging career.

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In Digital Marketing, Good Writing Matters, Too

Biznology

On the other hand, I know that I create better written materials than many people in the corporate marketing world, simply because I have focused on my writing skills for so long. If you’re serious about this, you can enroll in writing courses, both in person and online.

You Need to Work on Your Writing

Aberdeen CMO Essentials

Having read that John Maeda considered writing, not coding, the true “unicorn skill” that designers needed to cultivate, Ken wrote a response. As he puts it, “Our finest works of literature remain, now as ever, our best writing instructors.”

Is the Social Web Changing How We Write?How to Write Like You Talk

Writing on the Web

How to Write Like You Talk" alt=" Is the Social Web Changing How We Write? How to Write Like You Talk" />. I’m Barb Sawyers, a blogger who shares her interest in encouraging people to write like they talk. Just write like you talk, as if we were sitting here over coffee.

A Quiz: Test Your Content Marketing and Blog Writing Knowledge

Writing on the Web

While that may sound obvious – (“Of course, why would I write something ho-hum boring?”) If you want to get found, get known and get clients online, you need to write and publish quality blog posts that resonate with your readers. It depends on who you’re writing for.

10 Great Writing Books & Tools For B2B Content Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

Below are some great classes, books, and other resources for B2B content marketers who want to hone their writing skills. Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content, by Ann Handley. Yes, this is a creative writing book , but hear me out.

Guest Blogging: How to Write a Compelling Email Offer

Writing on the Web

’ But many aren’t writing a compelling offer in their emails. I noticed you have a lot of good content relevant to the needs of small businesses on your site, which is in line with our content and focus. I’d rather ghost blog for clients than write for my two blogs.

Write an Ebook: How Are Books and Blogs Alike?

Writing on the Web

src="[link] width="300" height="240" title="Write an Ebook: How Are Books and Blogs Alike?" /> How do business bloggers write an ebook ? To me, writing a blog post is a micro version of ebook writing. I usually write a list of solutions that help with this problem.

Blog Writing: 5 Tips to Break a Blogging Rut

Writing on the Web

Business blog writing is tough. No matter how long you’ve been writing on your business blog, sooner or later, you’ll find yourself in a blogging rut. Here are other key reasons blog writing is key for your business: Building an online base of targeted customers.

Why Writing Like You Talk Works Better for Your Brain

Writing on the Web

Works Better for Your Brain" alt=" Why Writing Like You Talk Works Better for Your Brain" />. If they can make changes this profound, certainly you can rewire your writing process, even if it’s deeply entrenched from higher education, professional experience or other neural programming.

Have top influencers author your sites to appease Google search

Biznology

Consider the blogger you bring on board as authors of your site to be the helium balloons lifting Carl Fredricksen , Russel, and Dug up into the sky in their house. Also, to my company site, Gerris digital , and to a former client’s site, too, DCBIA.

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A 5-Point Checklist for Writing SEO Content

KoMarketing Associates

In this post, we will cover the following the following five points for writing SEO content that sticks : Identify a Keyphrase Target or Theme. Check Your Site for Existing Collateral. Write, Optimize, and Promote. Writing SEO content effectively cannot be attained without focusing on a theme and a specific keyword or keyword phrase. Don’t try to get too creative when it comes to writing SEO content. Check Your Site for Existing Collateral.

How to Write Your First Blog Post: A Simple Formula [+ Free Blog Post Templates]

Hubspot

But it's important that you learn how to write a blog post correctly. Maybe because, unless you're one of the few people who actually like writing, business blogging kind of stinks. How to Write a Blog Post: From Your First Blog Post to Your First Customer.

How to Write for the Web If You Were Born Before 1965

B2B Marketing Traction

With the proliferation of the new “content marketing,” writing skills for online marketing are more important than ever. Here is a list to help content writers who were born before 1965 write better content for online use.

Should I Write Business Blog Posts?

Lead Liaison

Still on the topic of search engine optimization (SEO), search engines heavily weigh the number of external sites linking to your website. The post Should I Write Business Blog Posts? Business blogs can be somewhat of a hot topic, as it relates to marketing investments.

8 tips for writing awesome headlines that people want to read

Biznology

Here are eight tips for writing awesome headlines that people will actually want to read. Write your headline first. Use the Upworthy headline-writing rule. If not, it’s one of the most popular content sites out there. Happy headline writing!

Content Marketing with Blogs: 6 Steps to Writing Awesome Fresh Content

Writing on the Web

6 Steps to Writing Awesome Fresh Content" src="[link] width="256" height="170" title="Content Marketing with Blogs: 6 Steps to Writing Awesome Fresh Content" />What private Hell do you go through to write fresh blog content ? Publish, then update social media sites.

2 Goals for Experts Who Write Ebooks

Writing on the Web

Before you write a single word of your expert ebook , step back and reconsider your goals in becoming an author. The experts I know want to write because it’s time to share their message, regardless of whether their book reaches best seller status.

Business Blog Writing: Come on, light my fire!

Writing on the Web

When it comes to writing content for a business blog , most professionals start from their point of view. “ We’ve got a state-of-the-art 128-bit secure site, offering the best rates on the Web.&#. Blog Writing: What Can We Learn From Reality TV?

Five Tips to Make Your Writing Sparkle

Paul Gillin

Now that we’re all publishers, writing has become a core skill for marketers. I love good writing, and whenever I get the chance to teach it, I share these five tricks I’ve learned to make anyone’s writing better. Write in Pictures.

What Is Ghostwriting on the Web?

Writing on the Web

You may have noticed a change in our title banner… Yes, drum roll, please: Writing on the Web is now Ghostwriting on the Web. I’m so busy I don’t have time to write. They write for you.

Google “Slaps” Overly Optimized SEO Sites

Cody Ward

You can increase site rankings in the search engine if you do this. They think they can write a bunch of Title Tags, Meta Descriptions, and add the keyword 5.7% In a great article by Barry Densa on his blog MarketingWitandWisdom.com , Barry identifies the concept of Google penalizing, a.k.a. “slapping”, your website for being overly optimized. He also goes into detail about what that means and would be worthwhile to read the entire post.

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